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Choose Folder, in which retention should be active #7

Maulwurf16 opened this Issue Sep 6, 2016 · 4 comments


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Maulwurf16 commented Sep 6, 2016

Nextcloud is absolutely perfect for sending relatively huge files to clients. I often do so while using this Thunderbird Addon:

Every so shared File is i Folder called "FileLink" on my Cloud. I wish, there would be a way to tell the retention addon to only work in this folder, as I do not want my Documents or Pictures deleted after 30 days.


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nickvergessen commented Sep 6, 2016

Well basically what you would do is, you tag the folder with a new SystemTag, e.g. "Temporary" and then you add a retention period for "Temporary"

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maprambo commented May 18, 2017

I just tried that. It only works on tagged files, not files in a tagged folder.
It would be great if it would work recursively on tagged folders though.
Automatic tagging is not a solution for me because the tags stay when I move files out of the folder.

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mammuth commented Jul 19, 2017

There is workaround via the automated tagging app which can be used unless this feature is implemented inside the retention app.

I've explained it here:
(For the people who come to this issue via Google like I did 😊)


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helmut72 commented Apr 19, 2018

All workarounds are bad for normal users, if there is a company wide policy. It would be great if it's possible to exclude/include folders from auto-tagging/retention. Especially the folders from external storages, which begins for all users with the same name.

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